Posted: 3:57 am Monday, June 19th, 2017

Tracking Tropical Activity 

By Ann Kelly

 

We’ll start off the work week watching not one but two tropical systems that the National Hurricane Center have the potential to become our next Tropical Storm by Tuesday. Bret is the next name on the list. We have the latest online right now.

The Clearwater Redevelopment Agency wants to bring new businesses to downtown Clearwater and they’re making it worthwhile. The Anchor Tenant Redevelopment Agency is offering anchor businesses up to $2500, 000 and that loan would not have to be repaid if they stay in business for at least five years.

The St Pete Pride Parade is this Saturday night and the St Pete Police Department has begun handing out rainbow decals to local business that will designate them as “safe place” for the LGBT community. If someone feels harassed or threatened that decal would show them a safe place to go. You can request those decals directly from the SPPD.

The Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to go ahead with the planned addition of more than 90 miles of toll lanes to the interstate system among other improvements at yesterday’s meeting. Tampa Bay Next will remain a part of the plan despite some opposition. Look for the Howard Frankland Bridge to also be rebuilt as part of that plan.

The city of St Pete broke ground for a new skate park near the Trop in Campbell Park. Funding for the almost 30,000 square foot park is coming from a recreational fund for this special type of project.